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Official: HR34 pricing as of 2/9/2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. Feb 24, 2012 #641 of 1281
    obladi6703

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    I tried several times to get the HR34 for $99. Been a customer since 2002. Best I was offered was a $150 credit. I decided to go ahead and take the offer. The only thing I am confused with is a $49 charge for installation of an HMC Client along with a $49 charge for installation. The customer retention rep waived one of the $49 installation fees. I already have two DVRs using multi-room over coax network.


    YOUR EQUIPMENT SELECTION

    1 DIRECTV® HMC HD DVR $399.00

    1 Sales Order Credit -$150.00
    Equipment Total $249.00
    ADDITIONAL

    Installation Fee $49.00
    Delivery & Handling Fee $0.00
    Tax $20.86
    Sales Order Credit -$49.00
    HMC Client Installation $49.00
    Order Total Paid* $318.86
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 #642 of 1281
    bigtom

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    You dont need a client installation unless you have an Samsung TV supporting RVU.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 #643 of 1281
    rojo314

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    Called today expressing I wanted to cancel so I could record more than two channels. They set me up with HR34 free; install free; CCK free; whole nine yards. The bill was $215.90 and was instantly credited account for $216. I was elated at the ease of the process and very pleased with how they handled this. I will be at 5 years in a few months. Big time kudos to D* I am impressed.
     

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  4. Feb 24, 2012 #644 of 1281
    Billzebub

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    I called today and just asked a frontline CSR if there was any discounts for current customers for the HR34. She said I could have it for $199. I inquired about installation because I'll need a SWIM 16 installed. She then told me $49 for installation, but I would get an additional $100 credit. The end result was a total cost, including tax, $165.37. I didn't speak to retention or threaten to quit.
    The truth is, I wasn't sure if I wanted to add one, but at that price I don't think I could pass it up. Once I clean off some recordings I'll most likely send back my HR22 or R22, but until then we'll have a total of 11 tuners for the 2 of us. I think I may have finally gone over the edge.
    When I told my wife all she said was "that's nice honey". Maybe that's one of the reason we are approaching our 41st anniversiry.:D:D
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 #645 of 1281
    Bill Van

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    I sent the HTGuys (home theater podcasters) some information on DirecTV's new HMC. They mentioned my HR34 information in one of their podcast and asked me if i would write a full review for them. You can check out my review on there website below and would appreciate any and all feedback or comments.

    http://www.htguys.com/news/2012/2/24/directvs-hr34-hd-dvr-with-rvu.html
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 #646 of 1281
    El Gabito

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    I just got flat out denied. $399 no deal.

    Customer since 2004, out of contract, auto pay for quite some time.

    And on top of that my SWM seems to be busted and I have no signal on all receivers. First avail to fix is Monday.

    Total fail for DTV. Really is making consider switching.

    Anybody besides the TiVo Elite have 4+ tuners?
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 #647 of 1281
    wco81

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    Ceton is suppose to come out with a 6-tuner Cable Card model based on Windows embedded with WMC. And supposedly a cheap Extender.

    HD Home Run Prime has a 3-tuner Cable Card for about $190 from Amazon. You have to supply the PCs though which can "see" the tuners on the network.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 #648 of 1281
    TheRatPatrol

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    Great review.

    I would have mentioned that it has 100 series links vs. 50 on the HR2x.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 #649 of 1281
    chrisexv6

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    Keep calling. I know it seems like we shouldnt have to, but on my 3rd try I got the deal (149 for the box, install fees waived)
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 #650 of 1281
    WestDC

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    The reason "might" be that the HR34 is not offered in your area yet by D*.

    Check your online account -Click receivers- and if the HR34 says comming soon - That would mean D* is not installing it in your area yet so you can't get a break until it is.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 #651 of 1281
    El Gabito

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    If you mean this page - it says "Available Soon"
     
  12. Feb 25, 2012 #652 of 1281
    Groundhog45

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    If I log into my account it says "Coming Soon" but it apparently is in general release. They just haven't posted that yet.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2012 #653 of 1281
    RunnerFL

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    The HR34 went nationwide on 2/9.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2012 #654 of 1281
    allenn

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    On my account upgrades, it says the HR34 is "Available soon".
     
  15. Feb 25, 2012 #655 of 1281
    ncsercs

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    Same here.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2012 #656 of 1281
    chrisexv6

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    Try going in like a new customer would....directv.com then click the Get DirecTV button on the home page (do this while logged out of your directv account)

    Input your zip code, then click Select on any package.....next screen will give you equipment options. Is the HR34 in the list? Also note the 99.00 installed price.

    Use that as ammo for a CSR.....a new customer can get it for 99.00 installed, all I was asking for was 99 for the box + 49 install. Eventually they gave me (basically) what I wanted.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 #657 of 1281
    KK in CT

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    +1. Same here. Said available soon, but was definitely available to my parents for a new install with a $99 upgrade. So I called and got the same deal for one. Still have to wait another two weeks for the install appointment though. The CSR did try to tell me I needed a special TV for the HR34. It must be in their script. Just told them I knew someone without that TV that has the HR34 and it's working fine. That was enough for her to continue on. It clearly seems to depend on which CSR you get when you call.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2012 #658 of 1281
    Billzebub

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    Except that's exactly what shows on my account and I'm having one installed next week.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2012 #659 of 1281
    RunnerFL

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    They haven't been put up on the website, probably because of demand, but anyone can call and order one now.
     
  20. Feb 25, 2012 #660 of 1281
    El Gabito

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    I'll call again today.
     
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